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News from El Paso, Las Cruces, Juarez and surrounding communities in El Paso and Dona Ana Counties.

August, 2015

  • 17 August

    New UTEP Student Housing open

    Courtesy: UTEP

    Miner Canyon, the most ambitious student housing community in the history of The University of Texas at El Paso, opened its doors officially during a ceremony Monday morning. The complex,  located at 3490 Sun Bowl …

  • 17 August

    Gang Unit investigates West El Paso stabbing

    Photo:  Google

    The El Paso Police’s Gang Unit is investigating a Sunday morning stabbing at a Westside hotel. According to police, a 30-year-old man was staying at the Mesa Inn, along the 4000 block of North Mesa. …

  • 16 August

    History made: Socorro ISD enrolls student number 45,000

    Chester Jordan Elementary second grader, Leonardo Alvarez, was the 45,000th student to enroll in SISD

    The Socorro Independent School District hit a significant milestone this week. The area’s second-largest district surpassed 45,000 students, which is some 2,500 more than just five years ago. “This is a major milestone for Team …

  • 15 August

    Police investigating Saturday morning Downtown shooting

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    EL PASO, TX – An early-Saturday morning shooting in Downtown El Paso injures two men and triggers a manhunt by El Paso Police. According to EPPD officials, the shooting happened along the 100 block of …

  • 14 August

    Dona Ana County seeing residents to serve on ADA Advisory Committee

    Courtesy: Dona Ana County

    Doña Ana County is seeking applications from residents interested in serving on the county’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee. The advisory committee meets on a regular basis at the Doña Ana County Government …

  • 14 August

    Suspicious device found near Las Cruces Church; Bomb Squad renders it ‘safe’


    The suspicious device found Friday morning on the grounds of First Presbyterian Church in Las Cruces has been rendered safe while a team of local, state and federal investigators looks into its origin. The Dona …

  • 13 August

    EPPD, Texas Rangers continue investigating officer-involved shooting

    map: Google

    The El Paso Police Department’s Crimes Against Person’s Unit, along with the Texas Rangers, continue to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred on August 6, 2015. Investigators from both agencies, to include the El Paso …

  • 12 August

    Students, Teachers Love new SISD’s WIN Academy

    SISD's WIN Academy

    The innovative new WIN Academy, which the Socorro Independent School District launched this school year, has Team SISD students and teachers excited about new approaches to teaching and learning. The excitement was evident the first …

  • 11 August

    Police called to East-Central after body found

    map: Google

    Police are investigating the discovery of a woman’s body in the driveway of a home in East-Central El Paso. According to the El Paso Police Department, officers from the Central Regional Command Center were called …

  • 11 August

    Two arrested after allegedly shooting at car on US54

    Courtesy: EPPD

    El Paso Police arrested two men, just one day after a car was shot at while traveling on US54 in Northeast El Paso. Officers from the El Paso Police Department Gang Unit responded to investigate …

  • 8 August

    Man shot after parking confrontation in East El Paso

    Map: Google

    One man is dead after a shooting in East El Paso. El Paso Police say 22-year old Shedrick Duffey was shot and killed  by another man over a parking disagreement. Officers say the incident happened along the 2000 …

  • 6 August

    Arrrest made in Northeast El Paso Murder

    Map: Google

    26-year old Toris Deandre Knight Offender: 25-year old Cortez Devonte Thomas of the 5200 block of Wren El Paso Police announce the arrest of a suspect in the 10th murder of the year.   26-year …

July, 2015